Bakersfield College

Office Assistant

Job Skills Certificate

This certificate prepares students as entry-level office support staff. Students are urged to continue beyond the Job Skills Certificate and earn a Certificate of Achievement or Associate of Arts degree.

To Achieve the Job Skills Certificate 
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Office Assistant Job Skills Certificate.

To Transfer Coursework 
A minimum of 11 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes 
Upon sucessful completion, the student will:

  • interact effectively in oral and written communication.
  • participate in office related work experience to achieve the following desirable job qualities:
    • function as a team member.
    • demonstrate interpersonal skills on the job.
    • manage multi-tasks efficiently.
    • model professional and ethical behaviors.
    • identify soft skills such as being on time.
  • demonstrate minimum acceptable skills in ten-key, keyboarding, and document processing.
  • demonstrate minimum filing competencies

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
BSAD B252ABC Computer Keyboarding, Parts 1-2-3 3.0
BSAD B287 Filing 1.5
BSAD B85/B285 Business English 3.0
COMP B5 Introduction to Microsoft Office 3.0
BSAD B264 Ten-Key Proficiency 0.5

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.


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